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With the increase in remote work options, workers and their families are seeking to relocate to cities that offer a balance between good salaries and a better lifestyle. (Shutterstock)

Canadians are relocating for jobs amid steep inflation and low unemployment

While it seems lucrative to move to cities that offer higher salaries and better quality of life, Canadians should consider some key factors before changing jobs.
Ontario’s child care policy now creates a universal, flat-fee child care for medium and high-income families but doesn’t guarantee subsidies to low-income families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ontario’s child-care agreement is poised to fail low-income children and families

Ontario’s flat fee for child care should be replaced by an income-tested fee reflecting family incomes.
A for sale sign outside a home indicates that it has sold for over the asking price, in Ottawa, in March 2021. House prices and rents have become increasingly more unaffordable in Ontario over the past few years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

Canada’s current economic growth model is currently dependent on the conversion of housing from a human right into a financial investment tool, leading to an ever-worsening housing crisis.
Ontario Federation of Labour rallies in May called for improving workers’ rights and repairing deep inequalities that have been highlighted and deepened by the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Collectivism — not individualism — is the path to reducing social and economic inequality

In this time of unrest, insecurity and fear, unions and their new, more diverse leadership offer a path to improving workers’ rights and repairing deep social and economic inequalities.
A team of caring adults, including certified teachers and coaches, support The Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) community initiatives in Toronto’s Jane-Finch neighbourhood. (Ardavan Eizadirad)

Ontario can close students’ access and opportunity gaps with community-led projects

Revamping standardized testing needs to be accompanied with tangible actions to mitigate students’ opportunity gaps at the community level, particularly for racialized students.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Doug Ford, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath, Ontario Liberal Party Leader Steven Del Duca and Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner debate during the Ontario party leaders’ debate in May 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Ontario election campaign produced some surprisingly good ideas for Canada

Some excellent ideas were proposed during the Ontario election on everything from transit to housing. Here’s why the rest of Canada would be wise to consider them.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is joined on stage by his wife Karla at a victory party for his Progressive Conservatives after their return to power with an increased majority. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ontario election: Doug Ford’s victory shows he’s not the polarizing figure he once was

Doug Ford and his party have successively portrayed themselves as competent managers adapting to the needs of Ontario in 2022. Whether their policy record actually holds up is a different story.
Thousands of imprisoned persons in Ontario faced barriers to voting in the June 2 provincial election. Many will also be explicitly barred from voting in the upcoming municipal elections in October. (Shutterstock)

Imprisoned citizens face barriers to voting in Ontario

Elections Ontario must ensure imprisoned people are provided information on their candidates, registration assistance and facilitation by Elections Ontario employees on voting day.
If teachers were to only address the skills, knowledge and referral protocols that Ontario’s Human Rights Commission recommends, students wouldn’t have essential knowledge to support their reading. (Shutterstock)

Why Ontario’s ‘Right to Read Inquiry’ needs to broaden its recommendations

Direct instruction matters in learning to read, but reading can’t happen unless children are supported in making connections to what they know and their experiences.
Ontario restored standardized testing in 2021-22 after missing a year due to the pandemic, but it’s going to be difficult to analyze results without consistent baseline data. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

After Ontario’s COVID-19 school closures, a responsive recovery plan is critical

Ontario’s incoming government after the election will have its work cut out for it in restoring the public’s faith after extensive school closures.
Flowers sit on a bench in front of a for-profit long-term care home in Pickering, Ont., where dozen of seniors died of COVID-19, in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ontario election gives voters the chance to choose people over profits in long-term care

Ontario voters can bring about change by prioritizing people over profits and casting our ballots for those committed to transforming long-term care into a non-profit model focused on care.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a photo opportunity on a construction site in Brampton as he kicks off his re-election campaign on May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ontario election: 4 ways Doug Ford has changed the province’s politics

Looking back on Ford’s four years in power reveals four themes in his approach to governance — and what the next four years might have in store if he wins again.
Since he was elected in 2018, Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives have made big changes to the province’s environmental policy, which some say are are harmful to endangered species and aren’t aligned with the fight against climate change. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

Ontario election: Doug Ford’s poor record on the environment and climate change

The 2022 election looms as the most important for Ontario’s environment in the modern era, and its impact may echo for generations to come.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is seen before his government delivered the provincial 2022 budget at the Ontario legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why Doug Ford will once again win the Ontario election

Ontario goes to the polls in a month, and Doug Ford will likely win again. Why? Because the Liberal and NDP leaders have failed to connect with the people of Ontario the way Ford has.

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